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The Reagan Era

The Reagan Era

Discussion & Essay Questions

Available to teachers only as part of the The Reagan EraTeacher Pass

The Reagan Era Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
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  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions


    • Presidents quite often fit a particular time—Kennedy was the ideal candidate for post-Eisenhower America; Roosevelt brought the right innovative and perimeter attitude to the Depression era. What made Reagan such a good fit for post-1970s?
      • Wood he is a viable candidate today?
      • Would his domestic and foreign policy approaches fit this decade?
    • Is government the problem?
    • Does the free market solve problems better than politicians can?
    • Do lower taxes create economic growth?
    • Does welfare perpetuates poverty?
    • Is peace is only attainable through military strength.
    • Is America is always a force for good in the world?